Lifehouse VR Treatment Trial
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse & Samsung Australia
VR Application | 360º Media
We collaborated with Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Samsung Australia to develop a ground-breaking initiative to supply virtual reality technology to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment, the goal was to help ease psychological stress and provide a form of “distraction therapy” during treatment.
Patients were provided with Samsung Gear VR headsets and the option to select an experience either from the Gear VR store or Start VR’s catalogue of content. Experiences ranged from transporting patients to a relaxing travel destination, plunging off an airplane in a skydiving stimulating experience, taking a boat ride through the Sydney Harbour, snorkeling through sparkling blue waters and petting Koalas at a zoo.
“Exploring the application of VR in healthcare, highlights an exciting pathway for this burgeoning medium and we are proud to leverage what we are learning to continually push boundaries in VR content creation.”
Martin Brown, Head of Alliances and Enterprise Mobility, Samsung Electronics Australia continued: “This collaboration with Start VR and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse breaks new ground in the way the immersive nature of our virtual reality platform can be applied to a healthcare environment.”